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Norberto, Hirata help Dragons edge Fighters

Jun 17, 2016

Norberto, Hirata help Dragons edge Fighters

Jordan Norberto blanked the Hokkaido Nippon Ham Fighters over 7⅔ innings and Ryosuke Hirata hit a decisive RBI double as the Chunichi Dragons claimed a 1-0 win to snap their four-game skid on Friday in interleague action. Norberto (4-1), who fanned eight while allowing ...

Rangers hurler Lewis takes no-hitter into ninth inning

Jun 17, 2016

Rangers hurler Lewis takes no-hitter into ninth inning

Texas Rangers veteran Colby Lewis, formerly a staff ace for the Hiroshima Carp, took a no-hit bid into the ninth inning against the Oakland Athletics before giving up a pair of doubles in his team’s 5-1 win on the road on Thursday. Lewis, who ...

Sakamoto lifts Giants to victory over Eagles

Jun 16, 2016

Sakamoto lifts Giants to victory over Eagles

Hayato Sakamoto brought the Yomiuri Giants from behind for the third time on Thursday night with a two-run, eighth-inning homer in a 10-7 interleague win over the Tohoku Rakuten Golden Eagles. Trailing by a run in the bottom of eighth before 44,925 at Tokyo ...

A-Rod praises Ichiro after Japanese star's latest achievement

Jun 16, 2016

A-Rod praises Ichiro after Japanese star's latest achievement

On the day Ichiro amassed a career total of 4,527 hits in top-flight pro baseball, Alex Rodriguez called his one-time teammate a legend and “as unique a player” as he’d ever been around. Speaking in Denver, where the New York Yankees were preparing to ...

Rangers use homers to rally past A's

Jun 16, 2016

Rangers use homers to rally past A's

The Texas Rangers trailed by five runs against a resurgent All-Star pitcher, and found a way to rally for a win. That’s how things have been going for them lately. Robinson Chirinos and Rougned Odor both homered twice to lead Texas to a 7-5 ...

Kershaw dominates as Dodgers beat Diamondbacks

Jun 16, 2016

Kershaw dominates as Dodgers beat Diamondbacks

These days, it’s news when Clayton Kershaw walks a batter. He did that on Wednesday — walking one — while striking out 11 in the Los Angeles Dodgers’ 3-2 victory over the Arizona Diamondbacks. Kershaw earned his 10th victory and acknowledged that a pitcher’s ...

Giants snap five-game skid

Jun 15, 2016

Giants snap five-game skid

Shuichi Murata hit a two-out, walk-off single in the ninth inning as the Yomiuri Giants snapped their five-game skid with a 3-2 win over the Tohoku Rakuten Golden Eagles on Wednesday in interleague action. Yomiuri led in the third through a two-run shot from ...

Rose won't recognize Ichiro's record as legit

Jun 15, 2016

Rose won't recognize Ichiro's record as legit

Baseball legend Pete Rose is unimpressed by the looming prospect of seeing his all-time hits record surpassed by Miami Marlins outfielder Ichiro Suzuki. Ichiro stands just one hit behind Rose’s MLB record of 4,256 hits, a pursuit of history that is being followed avidly ...

Jun 15, 2016

Hawks' Van den Hurk to be treated for fatigue

Right-hander Rick Van den Hurk will be tested and receive treatment through the weekend for fatigue, the Fukuoka SoftBank Hawks announced Wednesday. Van den Hurk, who last month set a record of 14 straight winning decisions at the start of career in Japan, was ...